It’s been way too long since I’ve sat at this keyboard for anything other than work. October 2021 was a month I’d like to forget as it began with Entrepreneur’s dad being admitted to the hospital ICU with Covid. And it ended with his funeral. That may be another post…I’m not sure yet. The emotions are still pretty raw.
But, I’m trying to write a post for Brian’s Thankful Thursday so what little time I did spend away from the keyboard, I was reminded of the glorious Autumn color we have this time of year in middle Missouri. And, believe me, I needed the distraction.
Let’s begin with the sassafras tree in my yard. Easy to get to during a busy day…simply step out the back door and snap away. I’m thankful for this tree I can see without much effort on my part.
After a while, I desperately needed extended time outside so Cabo and I took advantage of a couple of days in the 70sF and headed out for our 2-mile walkabout around the neighborhood. I’m thankful for sunny, mild days even though a few nights dipped into the low 30sF. But that only helped “pop” the tree color this week.
If you time it just right to hit the “golden hour,” the trees look like they are on fire.
Another opportunity was a detour that led me behind a local Walmart. Sometimes, photo therapy presents itself in the weirdest places. I’m thankful for unexpected surprises.
Now, we move to Jefferson City…to check on Entrepreneur’s mom. We’re just going to spend some time under this Grand Dame of a maple tree, look up into her branches and contemplate life for a while so get comfy.
We estimate this tree to be upwards of 100 years old. I can’t even imagine her house without it gracing the front yard.
Unfortunately, reality calls and we must leave this Autumn feast for the eyes. November is here and the colorful leave are quickly moving from the trees to the ground.
I hate to see Autumn leave but I’m thankful October, with all her challenges and sadness, is finished. Now, we move to the “thankful” month of November and I really need to work on my perspective.
On a more positive note, I’m thankful this Veterans Day for all the military men and women who have selflessly served our country over the decades. Their service is always appreciated and never forgotten.